OK, so things are coming together for this. Stopped by Home Depot last night and picked up the materials for a turtle dog stand. Already have everything cut to length, just have to assemble it tonight/this weekend and test it out.
The manager at BW asked me if I'd be willing to share with folks how my stand was put together since she's had a LOT of people asking about indoor/outdoor hammock stands, so I'm putting together a sheet on that to share at the class.
Last thought...I'd had a few folks ask to see the outline (Which is extremely high level...simply the speaking points I want to cover) that I've put together so far. I figured I'd share it here, and solicit whatever input you fine folks would like to add.
Here you go:
Standard Camping Shelter Requirements
-Bug netting (standalone, integrated)
-Pad (CCF, OCF, pad extenders)
-Underquilt (Full, ¾, synthetic, down)
-Other (HHSS, UQP, etc…)
Benefits of hammock camping versus standard shelter solutions
-High & Dry
-Comfort (the diagonal lay!)
-LNT (Tree straps, no footprint)
Potential downsides of Hammock Camping
-Lack of trees
-“Hang forces” and their effects
-Cost /“Fiddle factor”
Example Hammock Setups/Solutions Cheapest solutions (Wally world special)
-Solutions available in Backwoods (Grand Trunk)
-Integrated netting (Hennessy)
Questions/Open discussion/additional gear review